A stunning large Grade ll listed four bedroom detached family house
Located in the heart of historic Kinver village and just a short walk from amenities
Original cottage dating back to circa 1625
Retaining much of its original character including wonderful wooden beam features and three caves
Two good sized reception rooms
Very large driveway
Beautifully landscaped rear garden
Virtual Tour available
A stunning large Grade ll listed four bedroom detached family house in the heart of historic Kinver village. Retaining much of its original character including wonderful wooden beam features and three caves, together with a very large driveway, a double garage and a beautifully landscaped garden.
Originally dating back to circa 1625, Clifford Cottage was greatly extended in 1988 by the current owners, to create a wonderful large family house.
The history of Clifford Cottage indicates that the cottage already existed in 1625 and the first known occupier was the mill-owner of Kinver Mill, Mill Lane (which was a corn mill). The cottage was then purchased in the late 17th Century by a family named Pixells who occupied the cottage and apparently owned or rented additional fields around Kinver. In 1769 the cottage was sold and became the parish workhouse and was utilised for this purpose until 1835. The cottage was later purchased by J.H Hodgetts-Foley, the Lord of the Manor, and during the latter part of the 19th Century, formed part of a row of cottages utilised for residential purposes. The cottage was then sold in 1906 and was purchased by a Mr Postlethwaite, who apparently demolished certain adjoining cottages, leaving Clifford Cottage as it was when bough by the current owners.
To the rear of the cottage there are three large caves hewn out of the sandstone, which over the years have been utilised for many purposes, including one of them being the Kinver Jail!
The Accommodation: The front door opens to the reception hall, with stairs rising to the first floor accommodation, central heating radiator, window and door to the rear garden, door to a ground floor WC and doors to the lounge, dining room and dining kitchen. The lounge forms a good sized reception room with windows to the side elevations, double doors to the rear garden and two central heating radiators. The dining room forms another good sized reception room with windows to the front and side elevations, an inglenook fire place with an open fire, two central heating radiators and a door to the dining kitchen. The dining kitchen is appointed with a range of cream shaker style units, with wood effect worksurfaces, and incorporates a stainless-steel sink / drainer unit, integrated electric hob with cooker hood above, integrated electric oven with grill, recess and plumbing for a dishwasher, integrated fridge, windows to the side elevations and a central heating radiator.
The first floor comprises of a large landing with windows to the front and rear elevations, central heating radiator and doors to bedroom one, bedroom two, bedroom three, bedroom four and a family bathroom. Bedroom one forms an excellent double room with windows to the front and side elevations, fitted wardrobes, central heating radiator and door to an en-suite shower room. The en-suite is attractively appointed with a "classic white" suite and includes a curved corner shower cubicle with a fitted mixer shower, glass table-top wash basin, WC, bidet, heated towel rail and a window to the side elevation. Bedroom two forms a double room with windows to the rear and side elevations and a central heating radiator. Bedroom three is a large single room with a window to the front elevation, fitted wardrobes and a central heating radiator. Bedroom four forms another good sized single room which has windows to the front and side elevations, central heating radiator and a fitted wardrobe. The family bathroom is appointed with a "classic white" suite and includes a bath with a shower screen and shower attachment over, wash basin, WC, central heating radiator, useful built-in store cupboard and a window to the front elevation.
Outside: The property enjoys a generous plot and is set back beyond a large block paved driveway, which extends around to the side of the property, providing plenty of off-road parking and access to two storage caves and a cave garage / carport. The driveway also accesses an integral double garage which is entered via two sets of double doors and includes lighting, power points and plumbing for a washing machine. Gated side access is available to the beautifully landscaped south easterly facing rear garden, which comprises of an initial lower paved patio with steps rising to well maintained tiered lawns, with beautifully stock shrubs areas and steps rising to the rear.
A personal visit is essential for this incredible period family house and its delightful setting to be fully appreciated. Early appointments are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Location: Kinver village is a popular destination for those wanting to enjoy a semi rural location but with the convenience of local amenities. The village provides schooling for all age ranges as well as a good selection of independent shops, pubs and eateries. Lying adjacent to the National Trust owned Kinver Edge, the village provides easy access to beautiful countryside whilst also being well placed for commuting to Birmingham, the Black Country and North Worcestershire. Being approximately 20 miles west of Birmingham, 13 miles south of Wolverhampton and 20 miles north of Worcester, Kinver is served by a good motorway network with excellent links to the M5, M6, M40 and M42, Birmingham International Airport is approximately 45 minutes away and the main line train station in Stourbridge has regular services to and from Worcester, Malvern, Birmingham and London.
Schooling: The village is fortunate to benefit from infant and primary schooling as well as having a high school and sixth form.
Services: All mains services are connected
Local Authority: South Staffordshire Council
Council Tax: Band G
For further details on this property please call us on: 01384 878000